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  • Wyoming's 211 statewide program to visit Pine Bluffs

    Victoria Smithey Pine Bluffs Post|Feb 6, 2020

    When you're hungry and your kids are cold the last thing you want to do is run all over town trying to find resources that will help. Sabrina Lane with Wyoming 211 is coming to town on March 16, 2020, to help educate our residents on the statewide 211 system, a provider of information and referrals for food, shelter, clothing, mental health resources, and much more. Wyoming 211 is a call center connected nationwide that offers help and referrals for those who just don't know where to turn....

  • Wyoming Workforce and Wyoming Legal Aid team up to aid Wyoming Veterans

    Victoria Smithey Pine Bluffs Post|Feb 6, 2020

    Last year’s veteran’s law night was such a success that it was difficult to imagine how they might be able to top it. Ray Macchia from the Wyoming Legal Aid came up with the perfect strategy. The decision of Robin Sessions, Director of Wyoming Workforce Services, to bring her team onboard made for an evening that brought two much needed services to local veterans, a place to ask their legal questions free of charge, and a place to delve into some much needed job hunting tips. Sessions, who also...

  • Utility rates and new resolutions main topic for Town Council

    Victoria Smithey Pine Bluffs Post|Feb 6, 2020

    New resolutions, water, and electric rates studies were the topics of conversation in Monday evenings town council meeting. Resolution 2020-02 was introduced to council, an authorization to submit a Mineral Royalty Grant to the Wyoming State Loan and Investment Board to dig a new deep well from the well house at the rodeo grounds. The new well comes at a cost of around 760,000 dollars, of which around 34 percent would be covered by the grant if approved. Currently the town is running two deep water wells which are needed to keep nitrate levels...

  • Charles Stephens

    Feb 6, 2020

    Rev. Doctor Charles Jay Stephens passed peacefully to his heavenly home on January 24, 2020 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Chuck was born, December 10 1952 to Richard and Virginia Stephens and raised in Pine Bluffs, Wyoming. He graduated high school and attended the University of Wyoming with a BS Degree in Biology. He was a scholar and loved education. Chuck earned his Doctorate in Medicine at the University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, a Masters Degree in...

  • Local student Sarah A. Pollock receives National Honor

    Feb 6, 2020

    ATLANTA, GA -- January 22,2020 - The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) today announced student Sarah A Pollock from Bums, has been selected to become a member of the esteemed organization. The Society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment. The announcement was made by NSHSS Founder and Chairman Claes Nobel, senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes. "On behalf of NSHSS, I am honored to...

  • Help prevent childhood hunger and poor nutrition this summer

    Feb 6, 2020

    CHEYENNE – In an effort to head off hunger and poor nutrition across the state, the Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) seeks sponsors for the Summer Food Service Program. This is a federally funded program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that provides nutritious meals and snacks to children in low-income areas during the summer months. Sponsors may include public and private nonprofit schools; local and municipal sites; houses of worship; county, tribal and state government entities; private nonprofit organizations; public a...

  • Winter Maintenance

    Mike Heath Laramie County Master Gardners|Feb 6, 2020

    What an irony. I sit here writing this article as another major snowstorm is bearing down on us like a slow moving freight train. Watching the weather, it sounds like another five inches or so with moderate wind. The wind will be the key, I think. If it stays light, we won't get lot of drifting and the snow will stay where it lands. Otherwise, well, who knows? The second part of the irony is that I just checked the lavender field and it's still under nearly three feet of snow and ice. I'll just...

  • Pine Bluffs Very Own Hockey Star

    Reagan Pachel Post Student Reporter|Feb 6, 2020

    Wyatt Vasko, a junior at Pine Bluffs Jr./Sr. High School, is very passionate about hockey. The sport is not offered at the high school, so Vasko has to go to the Cheyenne Ice and Events Center three times a week for practice. He started playing hockey when he was four years old. He loved watching his favorite team, the Colorado Avalanche, with his father. He says he never told his parents that he wanted to play, but one day "They asked me 'If you had the chance, would you want to play hockey?' a...

  • Jeremy Kemp A Veteran Story

    Penny Merryfield|Feb 6, 2020

    Jeremy Kemp was born in July, 1983. He grew up in Alma, Michigan where he would spend his youth. Kemp is the son of Rodney and Corrie Kemp of Pine Bluffs. J. Kemp graduated from Alma High School, in Alma, Michigan in 2001, not sure of what he wanted to do. Then it happened. 9-11-2001. He took the initative at this point, with pride and love of his country and joined the United States Marines. The Marines would take him far from his home in Michigan to Camp Pendleton, California for boot camp. Ke...

  • Burns High School Basketball

    Victoria Smithey Pine Bluffs Post|Feb 6, 2020

    The Burns Broncs fell to the Wheatland Bulldogs this past weekend with a score of 63-44. Despite a massive effort made by the boys, they just couldn't seem to get ahead of the Bulldogs. Senior Kaden Laiken (3) dominated the court with a total of 15 points and 5 field goals including 4 successful three-point attempts. Senior Logan Lerwick (23) followed close behind with a total of 7 points for the game including 1 successful three-pointer. Sophomore Caden David (2) led the team with a total of 8...

  • Burns High School Basketball

    Victoria Smithey Pine Bluffs Post|Feb 6, 2020

    The Burns Lady Broncs lost another game this last weekend when they fell to the Wheatland Lady Bulldogs with a final score of 53-33 Once again, sophomore Rylee Jo Ward (23) dominated both sides of the court with a total of 12 points, 3 field goals, and 2 successful 3-pointers. Ward led the team in rebounds with a total of 4 and managed to sink all but one of her free throws. Ward also managed to pull off 3 steals for the game, but try as they did, the girls just couldn't seem to keep up with...

  • Hornets Basketball

    Victoria Smithey Pine Bluffs Post|Feb 6, 2020

    The Pine Bluffs Hornets dominated the court this last Saturday when they stomped the Lingle-Fort Laramie Doggers with a final score of 67-33. Come on out next Saturday February 8, when the Hornets will host the Upton Bobcats at 4:00 p.m. The Lady Hornets dominated the Lingle-Fort Laramie Doggies at their away game this last Saturday winning with a score of 67-34. “We saw a lot of improvement this week. Things we highlighted all week transferred to the games. We shot the ball better. Used our defense to get our offense going and pushed the t...

  • Burns Pine Bluffs Wrestling at Ron Thon

    Feb 6, 2020

    Ben Banville losing only by one point against Trent Clark - Star Valley at Ron Thon. The Ron Thon has been called the true state for wrestling in Wyoming where 4A - 2A all wrestle together. All other varsity wrestlers went 2 and out except Boe Clayson, who ended up defaulting because he was sick....

  • A Scouting Minute...Spotlight on a Scout

    Elizabeth Zerck|Feb 6, 2020

    Every September and January the Unit Leaders, parents and Cub Scouts of Pack 109 have a meeting that is devoted to planning the upcoming 6 months. And every year we plan several service projects. Doing service projects together is one way that Cub Scouts keep their promise "to help other people." While a Scout should do their best to help other people every day, a group service project is a bigger way to help people. While the Cub Scouts are giving service, they are learning to work together...

  • Cheyenne Botanic Gardens set to host 37th Annual Glass Art Show Celebration

    Feb 6, 2020

    CHEYENNE – Don't miss the 37th Annual Glass Art Show Celebration at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens Grand Conservatory (710 S. Lions Park Dr.) featuring professional and amateur glass artists from around the region. Being Wyoming's largest glass art show, it offers a wonderful winter escape and allows for natural light to illuminate the incredible glass art pieces in a tropical setting. The art is on display through February and March, hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 12 t...

  • Albin Community Center dishes up some mighty fine food daily

    Victoria Smithey Pine Bluffs Post|Feb 6, 2020

    Michelle Childers and Jillian Kriz serve the town of Albin daily, literally. Childers is the cook at the community center and has done so for the last twelve years, and Kriz, the town clerk, is by her side to help. The Albin community center cooks a hot meal every day for those who want to stop in to eat. The center doesn't use the help of government subsidies so they are able to be a little more open with their menus, but Childers cooks a hot fresh meal everyday. The price for lunch is a...

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